tempobet yeni adresi
like this interview
21/04/2014 : ORPHEUS IN RED VELVET - [Os]mium tells us about his life and new solo project 'Orpheus In Red Velvet' 21/04/2014 : ORPHEUS IN RED VELVET - [Os]mium tells us about his life and new solo project 'Orpheus In Red Velvet' 21/04/2014 : ORPHEUS IN RED VELVET - [Os]mium tells us about his life and new solo project 'Orpheus In Red Velvet'

ORPHEUS IN RED VELVET

[Os]mium tells us about his life and new solo project 'Orpheus In Red Velvet'


21/04/2014, Guillermo CORONEL


To begin, tell us how Orpheus In Red Velvet was born.

ORV was born quite a long time ago, in 1996. While working with a friend in a synthpop band, I discovered that there were some songs I've written we could not use there, so I started this soloproject, also I never thought back than that my voice would ever be good enough. It was named after a song of Marc Almond, one of the artist that have inspired me.

What is the meaning of your artist name, [Os]mium?

When working as keyboarder for Diary of dreams there was a "need" to come up with an artist name. So I remembered my time back from school when I had an advanced course in chemistry, and the short form of the element Osmium is [Os] which are also my initials. I just combined these two dictions.

 Can you describe or classify your own music?

Let's say "classic synthpop" is still the basis but there so much more influences mixed up in the music, e.g. listen to "Not born human" which doesn't seem to have much in common with synthpop. You might also describe it as "electronic popmusic".

You've mentioned your experiences with Diary Of Dreams. What can you tell us about your participation as a keyboardist with them?

It was a wonderful time, I experienced and learned a lot, got to different places I actually would have never gone to if it wasn't for DOD. Of course it was a different working in the studio with Adrian when you are used to work on your own with limited equipment on a different kind of music, so what would work for a synthpop song would not work for a DOD song. But in retrospective it was a good helpful experience because it helps me to think about what I want to achieve with ORV now, makes me think a bit deeper about lyrics so that they don't sound like random, already thousand times used phrases picked up from "the golden book of synthpop lyrics" :-)

Working on a solo project, how does it feel to work alone?

If you're working on your own there's no one that might slow you down, complain about a song, a sound, lyrics etc. That's a relief. On the other hand there's no one that can push you, especially if you're such a lazy person as me *lol* Sometimes you miss a second opinion, someone coming up with an idea that might help you if you're stuck. But for now I enjoy working on my own, but if it would ever come to live concerts there would be the need to add one ore two members to ORV.

What do you expect for the future?

Although ORV exists already a long time I still see myself as a beginner, but I hope the forthcoming release in 2014 will raise it to the next level. I don't think that I will make a fortune with ORV but at least I want to broaden my audience. So I hope that I will get a lot of support from my fans, get a lot of new fans and of course get sold a lot of my CDs. ;-)

Guillermo CORONEL
21/04/2014


Music reviews

28
03
JIMMY SWEENEY
Without You
27
03
FEU FOLLET
Le champ des morts
18
03
MANNEQUIN
From a distance
16
03
OCTOLAB
Mystery Park
14
03
REALITY'S DESPAIR
Melancholic Disposition
13
03
STEREOSEAT
Heavenly Creatures

NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to our weekly newsletter.

NEWS

28
03
On this day, 15 years ago, Nine Inch Nails released 'The Hands That Feeds' single
27
03
Electro-Industrial Artist I YA TOYAH Reveals Latest Video: 'Motion (SKOLD Remix)'
22
03
Today, exactly 31 years ago, Nine Inch Nails released their second single Head Like a Hole!
21
03
No-One Driving since 1980! John Foxx released his second 7' 40 years ago!
21
03
Bone Machine | 32 - Years Since The Pixies Surfer Rosa
20
03
Today it’s exactly 30 years ago that Nitzer Ebb released their third studio album Showtime!

Concert reviews

31
12
EUFORIC EXISTENCE, ZYNIK 14, WULF7, DELERITAS, CAUSENATION
EBM is still alive (part 1) - Club 52, Eernegem
25
11
SUPER DRAGON PUNCH !! + AMBASSADOR 21 + SUICIDE COMMANDO
MAGASIN 4, NOV 8TH 2019, BRUSSELS (BELGIUM)
21
08
LES NEGRESSES VERTES
Live @ Moods Festival, Brugge - Belgium - 2.08.2019
07
08
DIARY OF DREAMS, STAR INDUSTRY, YOUR LIFE ON HOLD, A SLICE OF LIFE, LA SCALTRA
Summer event - za 3 augustus, Schoten
06
08
DE DELVERS, STAATSEINDE
Genste Feesten, Kinky Star , 28 juli 2019
14
07
MIDNIGHT OIL
MIDNIGHT OIL Live @ Rock Zottegem - Belgium - 05.07.2019

GET A COPY OF OUR MAGAZINE
SEND TO YOUR HOME

INTERVIEWS

19
03
DYLAN WITTROCK
'Sometimes I just write characters’ thoughts, like journal entries.'
17
03
PREEMPTIVE STRIKE 0.1
‘I Love The Belgian Scene’
14
03
COMMON EIDER, KING EIDER
‘The Dreams Of Capitalism Are Being Revealed As Smoke And Mirrors...
03
03
DAVID SARDY
Producer David Sardy on his work with The Who, Oasis, Marilyn Manson and scoring work.
17
02
H.R. (THE BAD BRAINS)
'I always wanted to play reggae!'

PHOTOS

13
03
SIGLO XX
Porta Nigra Aarschot
13
03
ROME
Porta Nigra Aarschot
13
03
THE ROSE OF AVALANCHE
Porta Nigra Aarschot
13
03
THE DANSE SOCIETY
Porta Nigra Aarschot
13
03
THE ARCH
Porta Nigra Aarschot
11
03
FRONT 242
Pulse Namur Isnes
11
03
SHAARGHOT
Pulse Namur Isnes

ADVERTISE
IN PEEK-A-BOO

Articles

26
04
JOBRIATH
Talent To Burn - The Legend Of Jobriath
29
03
VARIOUS ARTISTS
A BRIEF HISTORY OF: THE SPECIALS, SKA AND TWO TONE
27
03
VARIOUS ARTISTS
A BRIEF HISTORY OF: KRAUTROCK AND THE GERMAN MUSICAL REVOLUTION

VIDEO CLIPS

28
03
EROTIC ELK
Watching You (featuring Karin My)
28
03
DES AMES LIBRES
Enemy
27
03
THE RITUALISTS
I'm With The Painted People (Official Music Video)
26
03
SEGBROEK
Hungry Eyes
25
03
JOZEF VAN WISSEM
Ruins
24
03
KRANKLAND
In the Realms of the Unreal
23
03
A;GRUMH
Danger Zone